Devisadero Peak Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews
#3 of 31 trails in

Devisadero Peak Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taos, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Devisadero Trail offers sweeping views of the valley below. There are sections that are quite technical, and some that are smooth and fast. If you ride Devisadero, you are going to climb climb climb!

23 days ago

Nice quick hike

1 month ago

So beautiful- was looking for a trail run and this was more of a steep walk/jog for the first half uphill , then a nice, rapid downhill. Not very technical, just steep and high altitude for someone who’s been living in Texas for 5 years :)

1 month ago

Did this as the loop and 164 had sections of ice and snow. There was nothing technical about the hike at all. Beautiful scenery along the way but harder to see at the peak because of denser trees. Biggest cairn ever and stone chairs let you know you made it.

3 months ago

Great hike today. Beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hiking trail! It is on the sunny side of the mountain, so it’s warmer on winter days than trail 164 which is shady and cooler in the AM. The trail is wide and mostly dirt and rocks.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, difficult if you're not used to the elevation. Don't underestimate it if you're from the lowlands!! Nice trail, not real well marked though - we had some confusing spots so be careful. The Summit was a little underwhelming - you have to go to the edges for vistas. And make sure to not step on the prickly pears - they're prickly.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked with my dog - nice trail with wonderful views. Took 1:45 to get up - with a few stops and about 45m to get down. Was cold when we started - 31degrees- but the sun came out toward the end. Saw only birds, but a LOT of different skat so I’m sure there are plenty of other animals there :)

6 months ago

Great views of Taos. Chairs to sit in at the top!
Had trouble figuring out the loop. We just came back the way we started once we reached the peak.

7 months ago

Great trail, not too difficult, with some good views in places. I really liked he "lounge chairs" made of rocks on the summit!

8 months ago

Nice hike with scenic views. A good workout.

8 months ago

Love love loved it. Beautiful and challenging enough and once up on the peak you get rewarded with benches to rest. Will do it again

9 months ago

Completed on July 15, 2017. Great trail but damn this map is useless if you want to do the loop. And of course you do! We went right at the fork. Very few "markers," usually just a stake in the ground, but the trail is pretty easy to follow. Well-traveled enough that you can make out sneaker prints here and there and know you're on the right track. Lots of uphill, rocky terrain and switchbacks. You'll think you're at the top at least 3 or 4 times. You're not at the peak until you see the stone thrones and the sign announcing the 8,304 ft. elevation. The way down is completely different, feels like a stroll through the forest. Although I'm sorry to say, there will still be a few brief uphill climbs even as you go down. Took us 3.5 hours to complete, but it was midday and hot, and we took several breaks and ate near the peak. Although I would agree that this trail is in the moderate category, I would also say it's closer to the hard end of the scale. Maybe it's easier earlier in the day. Saw around 3-4 other couples. We were all alone when we reached the peak and free to enjoy the view all to ourselves. All in all, incredibly rewarding climb!

hiking
9 months ago

Wonderful hike.

10 months ago

Loved this hike & views!

hiking
11 months ago

Took a left at the fork to make a full loop coming down the front of the mountain.

11 months ago

breathtaking views. Be prepared for a steep climb and many switch backs. the trail is longer than what is listed on Alltrails. They should include the loop in the description and map. It needs updating. stunning views of mountains and taos valley.

Friday, April 14, 2017

great hike. Elevation hard to adjust if not use to. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Great day and great trail. Expected more snow but trail was in great shape in all areas. Recommend this trail.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Easy access and beautiful views.

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

We hiked this 6 mile loop and loved every minute of it. It is a bit of work out for not too bad for some fit 60 year olds. The views on the way up are stunning. Got to meet a local with his son and grandson, such a great thing for a family to do! If you are in the area I would highly recommend this one!

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

The trail starts from the road and begins climbing steeply right away. I did this trail as a loop. I turned right at the signpost giving me the option of left or right, about a half mile up the trail. I stopped periodically to catch my breath and take some photos. There are several false peaks before you get to the top where you'll find the stone thrones. You have to walk away from there to see the view. I continued on the path in front of the "chairs" to make the loop. I expected it to be all downhill from there and planned to run it. I was wrong! You have to do quite a bit of climbing up and down canyons to get back down that way. I did this hike on September 11 and only ran into 6 other hikers and one cyclist - a couple of locals and a couple of visitors like me. Total hiking time was 2 hours, 10 minutes not counting stops to chat and take photos.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great morning hike good views of Taos

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great loop trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Aka #108, this had some great views of Taos & surrounding areas, and was a good moderate hike. Easy to follow trails and wasn't very steep anywhere.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great hiking! Good trails for walking and running. Beautiful views of Taos area.

trail running
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Excellent trail for running! I'd definitely recommend for anyone training/acclimating to higher elevations.

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Excellent trail. Will get your heart rate up.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I really enjoyed it, minus the initial confusion of figuring out where the actual trail and the loop options split off. Great views of the surrounding area, and neat to imagine that this is how the Indians kept an eye out for invaders to their home in the Taos Pueblo area. No snow, and hence a great variety of flora!

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great add-on to the popular Divisadero trail. Just take a left at the .7 mile mark and then take a right at the next option. You will hike through several micro climates and there are great flowers in the spring. There are also geocaches on the loop and a great set of stone thrones to rest on at the peak. It is a very well maintained trail.

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

A great hike with views of Taos, Taos Mountain, Kachina Peak, the Rio Grande gorge and much more. Wonderful for dogs and superbly maintained. Although some of the signs are melting back into the earth. If you want to make a loop of it head left at the .7 mile mark and then stay right. This will make for a more moderate climb. Great for dogs.

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